Overview (Final Score: B)
For 2017 Fiat brought an all-new Spider, resurrecting the popular 124 roadster from its recent past. With a few nostalgic homages to its past, the new 124 Spider is a modern take that retains the fun driving nature of its namesake.
Underneath the Fiat skin is a Mazda Miata, but that doesn’t mean that the Fiat 124 is just a reskinned MX-5. Fiat put their own drivetrain under the bonnet and retuned the suspension for a more upscale appeal. Inside, the Fiat 124 Spider is far more sophisticated in materials quality than its Miata cousin, but retains some Miata quirks like the stick-up infotainment and oddly-rounded square dashboard.
All of this adds up to a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider that is a mixture of new and familiar. It’s a good mix and it makes for a fun vehicle in almost any driving situation.
What We Love About the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider:
- Beautiful and stylish exterior
- Smart interior for the price point
- Lots of fun to drive on all counts
What We Don’t Love About the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider:
- Tiny trunk with very little room
- Infotainment not up to par with other FCA vehicles
- Untested reliability and safety
You can learn more about the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider now, in the FULL CAR REVIEW HERE.